Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

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    Chicago Police Department employee shoots attempted robber in Lawndale

    CHICAGO — A civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department shot an attempted robber on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of South Sawyer Ave. in the Lawndale neighborhood. According to a statement from the police department, the attempted robber approached the 57-year-old CPD employee, a detention aide, and the employee shot him. The employee’s girlfriend told WGN-TV that he was on his way to work at a second job […]

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    Canopy at CTA Blue Line station damaged by lightning; service resumes

    CHICAGO — CTA service is back to normal Monday morning after lightning struck and collapsed part of a Blue Line station’s canopy on the city’s near West Side. Trains were halted on the Blue Line Sunday after the pedestrian ramp onto the Illinois Medical District station was hit, and part of the protective covering caved in. Just passed the L collapsing at Racine on 290- unbelievable! #storms @BenBradleyABC7 @jerrytaft — Isles OfErin (@IslesofErin) July 24, 2016 The ramp itself is […]

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    Chicago officer injured in South Side shooting released from hospital

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a police officer who was shot in the leg by a suspect on Chicago’s South Side has been released from the hospital. The Cook County medical examiner on Friday identified the suspect as 50-year-old Derek Love, who was killed in the exchange of gunfire Thursday evening. Police say the wounded officer and his partner were on bike patrol when a person told them about a man acting “erratically.” The officers approached the man to ask him to end […]

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    Officer sustains non-life threatening injuries in shooting; Suspect dead

    CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer was wounded in a shooting Thursday night on Chicago’s Near South Side. The suspect was fatally shot by police. The shooting place around 8 p.m. near 18th and Calumet. Officers were believed to have spotted a man in or near Battle of Fort Dearborn Park and approached him because they suspected he was drinking, and when he was asked to show identification, he instead took out a gun and shot the officer, a source said, citing […]

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    Several Illinois Republicans skipping GOP convention

    CHICAGO — Several notable Republicans from Illinois are skipping the convention. Senator Mark Kirk disapproves of Trump, and is trying to distance himself from him while he faces a tough re-election bid against Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. Congressman Bob Dold also decided to stay back in his district. And, Governor Bruce Rauner is in Illinois meeting with constituents. Comptroller Leslie Munger says she’s not going, so she can focus on the state’s fiscal crisis. And, Regional Transportation Authority Chairman Kirk […]

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    Suspect in Nice truck attack ID’d as 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel

    NICE, France — A day after a terrorist mowed down dozens of people celebrating Bastille Day in the coastal French city of Nice, investigators Friday dug into the life of the man they say was the killer: A 31-year-old delivery driver and Nice resident who was born in Tunisia. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel drove a rented, refrigerated truck into crowds along a roughly 2-kilometer stretch of Promenade des Anglais along Nice’s Mediterranean beachfront Thursday night, killing 84 people — including 10 […]

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    2 Americans among 84 killed in France truck attack

    NICE, France — France will once again fly its flags at half-staff to mourn the victims of a deadly terrorist attack on its soil. At least 84 people were killed in Nice Thursday night when an apparent lone driver of a truck opened fire on a crowd and fatally mowed down people celebrating Bastille Day, the French national holiday. Two victims were identified on Friday as Americans Sean Copeland, 51, and his son, Brodie, 11, from Texas, the Austin American-Statesman […]

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    Dallas shooter taunted police, had larger attack plans, police chief says

    DALLAS — Shortly after he gunned down five officers in Dallas, Micah Xavier Johnson sang and laughed at police. He threatened more deaths with explosives. And he left one final, cryptic message: the letters “RB,” scribbled on a wall with his own blood. Were these acts inspired solely by the misplaced angst of a deranged gunman? Or was he radicalized by online groups calling for violence against police? Here’s the latest on the investigation into the deadliest day for U.S. […]

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    Dallas sniper attack: 5 victims identified, shooter operated alone

    DALLAS — The ambush began with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed. Investigators identified the dead attacker as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, a military veteran who’d served in Afghanistan. Police said they searched his home Friday afternoon and found bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics. Investigators are analyzing information in […]

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    13 killed, at least 42 injured in weekend shootings across Chicago

    CHICAGO — Thirteen people were killed and at least 42 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and early Monday. Among the victims was 3-year-old Devon Quinn who was sitting in his car seat in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood. The boy was shot in the right shoulder just after 6 p.m. near the corner of East 61st Street and South Kimbark Avenue. He and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. In the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a 17-year-old boy was […]